Many boys and young men require support after they have been trafficked to the UK

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The Rise Project is a specialist service for boys and young men aged 11 to 25 who have been trafficked to the UK.

We provide holistic support through:

  • one-to-one advice and advocacy, to help young people navigate the complex legal systems and to support them to access their full rights and entitlements. As part of our model of working, we also focus on long-term outcomes to help increase young people’s understanding of risk, safety and healthy relationships to minimise the risk of them being re-trafficked
  • a fortnightly boys’ group in partnership with ECPAT-UK, which includes a mix of issue-based group work as well as outings and activities to reduce isolation, link young people into a wider support network and give them opportunities to enjoy new experiences
  • awareness-raising workshops for professionals to help them recognise trafficking indicators and identify potentially trafficked young people

We also research the issues faced by boys and young men trafficked to the UK and the barriers they have to receiving the correct support. In March 2016 we published a report on the subject, 'Boys Don't Cry: Improving identification and disclosure of sexual exploitation among boys and young men trafficked to the UK' -  the findings presented inform our work supporting trafficked boys and young men.

Who is this service available to? 

Boys and young men aged 11 to 25 who have been trafficked. 

Find out more about our services

If you would like to find out more about our trafficking services, please get in touch with us.

Telephone: 020 8221 8222 

Email: Lucy Leon